Marie heads up our Development department within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. Teams within the department have responsibility for Events Industry Development, Events and Exhibitions, Themed Years and VisitScotland’s Growth Fund.
Joining the EventScotland team at its creation in 2003, Marie set-up and ran EventScotland’s successful Regional Events Programme and is also the co-author of the agency’s popular publication Events Management: A practical guide. Marie led the delivery of Homecoming Scotland 2009 - a year long celebration of Scotland’s culture and heritage and prior to her current post, Marie was EventScotland’s International Cultural Events Director with responsibility for leading and delivering our strategy for supporting cultural events.
Before joining the organisation Marie was General Manager and Producer with UZ Events, creating and delivering large scale events ranging from the Glasgow Art Fair, On the Streets: City of Design 1999, BBC Music Live, Glasgow’s Hogmanay and the celebrations to Open the Scottish Parliament.
Marie’s early career was in Arts Marketing, including time as the Press and Marketing Manager for Wildcat Stage Productions.